California Health Equity Impact Fund


Our California Health Equity Impact Fund is designed for journalists who think big and want to make a difference by bringing untold stories to light about the systemic issues that stand in the way of good health for California families and communities. Supported with a generous grant and five months of professional mentorship, participating reporters can expect to conclude this program producing a substantial investigative or explanatory project.

This program advances the Center for Health Journalism's Impact Reporting model, which marries powerful narratives, data and community engagement to serve as a catalyst for change. Through their reporting, past grantees have changed the conversation about under-covered health issues, sparking new policies, practices and laws in their communities. 

Grantees receive: 

  • A $2,000-$10,000 grant to help with reporting costs
  • Five months of professional mentorship from a veteran journalist
  • Monthly online development and brainstorming sessions with other reporters in their class

Grantees also are eligible to apply for five months of professional mentorship in engaged journalism and $1,000-$2,000 to support those creative efforts.

Interested in applying? The application deadline for 2024 has passed. If you would like to apply for 2025, please fill out the contact form below and somebody from our Center will reach out to you.

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